Dictionary Results for consume


1. consume - verb

· eat up completely, as with great appetite; "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"; "The teenagers demolished four pizzas among them"

Synonym(s): devour, demolish, down, go_through

Hypernym(s): eat_up, finish, polish_off




2. consume - verb

· serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"

Synonym(s): ingest, take_in, take, have

Antonym(s): abstain




3. consume - verb

· spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not"

Synonym(s): squander, waste, ware

Hypernym(s): spend, expend, drop




4. consume - verb

· destroy completely; "The fire consumed the building"

Hypernym(s): destroy, ruin




5. consume - verb

· use up (resources or materials); "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"

Synonym(s): eat_up, use_up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run_through, wipe_out

Hypernym(s): spend, expend, drop




6. consume - verb

· engage fully; "The effort to pass the exam consumed all his energy"

Hypernym(s): absorb, engross, engage, occupy





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